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Nilotic, Roman, circa 2nd Century A.D. | Mosaic Border Fragment

UK: Greenford Park WarehouseVAT applies to buyers outside the UK

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Nilotic, Roman, circa 2nd Century A.D. | Mosaic Border Fragment

Nilotic, Roman, circa 2nd Century A.D. | Mosaic Border Fragment

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Nilotic

Roman, circa 2nd Century A.D.

Mosaic Border Fragment


stone/marble tesserae

depicting two Pygmies engaging in sexual intercourse next to a trelliced structure

53.5 by 63 cm.; 21 by 24¾in.

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Private collection, France, acquired on the Spanish art market in 1972;
thence by descent;
French art market, 2018;
Bonhams, London, 23 July 2020, lot 65 (part)
A Roman fresco from Pompeii, now in the Archaeological Museum in Naples, shows Pygmies having sex as entertainment for an Pygmy outdoor banquet on the banks of the Nile. 

For another fragment from the same Nilotic mosaic border, also depicting Pygmies, see Sotheby's, London, December 4th, 2018, lot 59.